Oakland to Launch “One Oakland Spring Clean” the Week of April 17

Mayor Sheng Thao and City to Host a Series of Events Highlighting Services that Make Oakland Cleaner and Safer Leading Up to Earth Day

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Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao announced today that the City of Oakland will launch its first ever “One Oakland Spring Clean” the week of April 17. The event will highlight services for residents that improve our communities, address safety concerns and reduce blight.

The week will culminate on Saturday in citywide activities with more than 50 locations and hundreds of volunteers joining together to celebrate Earth Day.

“Spring is finally here and our City employees are hard at work, making Oakland cleaner and safer. Our Spring Clean will showcase a few of the many services the city offers that directly improve our communities while bringing together our workers, employers, residents and community organizations,” said Mayor Thao. “I’m excited to kick off this event and put a spotlight on the work we do every day to make Oakland a great place to live, work and play.”

Over the course of the week, the City and Mayor Thao will host a series of media and community events focused on making Oakland cleaner and safer:

Monday, April 17 - Pothole Blitz Update

Mayor Thao and Councilmembers Treva Reid, Kevin Jenkins and Janani Ramachandran will join Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) workers to provide a progress update on the Blitz and repair streets badly damaged by severe storms and a wet winter.

TIME: 9:30am

LOCATION: Hamilton and 73rd Ave

WHO: Mayor Sheng Thao

Councilmembers Reid, Jenkins & Ramachandran


Tuesday, April 18 - Abandoned Auto Abatement

Mayor Thao and Councilmember Treva Reid will meet with Deputy City Administrator Joe DeVries and OakDOT workers as they clear abandoned autos. OakDOT recently launched its new abandoned auto unit as part of the City’s Reimagining Public Safety Initiative, bringing the responsibility for abatement under the umbrella of OakDOT.

TIME: 9:30am

LOCATION: 9800 block of Edes Avenue

WHO: Mayor Thao,

Councilmember Reid

Deputy City Administrator Joe DeVries

Wednesday, April 19 - Community Clean-Up

City workers will join community partners to clean up City parks in advance of Earth Day. They will be at seven locations throughout the city. Mayor Thao will join the action at Carter Gilmore Park with Councilmember Kevin Jenkins.

TIME: 10:00am

LOCATION: Carter Gilmore Park, 250 66th Ave

WHO: Mayor Thao

Councilmember Jenkins

Oakland City Workers and Community Partners

Thursday, April 20 - Statewide Conference on Illegal Dumping

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley has organized the 3rd Annual Statewide Conference on Illegal Dumping, focused on elevating and disseminating best practices for addressing illegal dumping. The theme of this year’s conference is “Partnerships” and seeks to promote cross-sector collaboration centered around the Three E’s Strategy (Education, Eradication, and Enforcement).

Mayor Thao will deliver opening remarks.

TIME: 9:30am

LOCATION: 125 12th Street, Suite 400

WHO: Supervisor Nate Miley

Mayor Thao

Friday, April 21 - Bulky Waste Services

Councilmember Carroll Fife will join City workers to highlight several services designed to help residents safely dispose of bulky items and keep our communities clean. These services are free and available to all residents, including renters. Details to be announced next week.

Saturday, April 22 - Earth Day

Hundreds of Oaklanders will come together to celebrate the 29th Earth Day with volunteer activities throughout the city, hosted by the City of Oakland.

Volunteers will participate in neighborhood clean-ups of streets, sidewalks, schools, parks and along creeks and other waterways. Volunteers will pick up litter, remove graffiti, weed and plant, restore native habitats and participate in other service events. A list of all locations and registration information can be found here.

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Posted: April 14th, 2023 11:52 AM

Last Updated: April 18th, 2023 11:21 AM

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